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01-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Slimming my lens selection

HI folks,
I recently got my grubby fingers on a nice Sigma 24-60 f:2.8 EX DG that performs beautifully with my K100D.
But i now have a dilemma on my hands.
I need to cut back on some lenses, both to free up space and to get more funds for err more lenses.

So here's the situation..
I've a SMC FA 28-70mm f:4AL that i want to let go (reluctantly) as it overlaps with the Sigma.
Now what i'd like to do is pair it up with one of the following

A) SMC F 80-200 f:4.7-5.6 (not the crappy SMC FA version).
B) Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1:2

Which of the two should i keep and which should i let go?

01-20-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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Keep the Sigma

It's wider -and- quite a bit faster; plus you said it works well for you now. That would be a nice everyday lens. Personally I'm looking forward to reviews on the new Sigma 24-70/2.8 HSM; THAT would be the cat's meow as long as it had good IQ. (Although I hope it will sell for less that quoted retail!)
01-20-2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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Keep the best ones.
01-21-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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That's a lot of help
Yes i'm keeping the 24-60 f2.8. While the 24*70/2.8 sounds great, i can't make use of the HSM anyhow.. plus the cost would be well out of my budget.
Its the 28-70/4 i'm planning to let go plus one of the two telephotos.. i'm just not sure which one.

01-21-2009, 05:49 AM   #5
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I would sell both tele zooms and get a 70-200f2.8 but that is just me.

You shouldalso consier a 10-20 or 12-24 wide angle.
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I would keep the Tamron, though I have no idea how the Pentax performs. The Tamron has more reach, has better macro, and is a tad faster at the wider end. I'm not sure where the Pentax would beat it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I would sell both tele zooms and get a 70-200f2.8 but that is just me.
Thats wat i have, sigma 24-60mm and sigma 70-200mm f2.8, although i still have my kit lens and tamron 70-300mm. There's a gap between 60-70mm but I can live w/ that...might have justify me getting the Voigt 58mm and Pentax 77mm (and awaiting Samyang 85mm) but not really its already covered in the zooms... Now what I really need is a wide angle zoom or prime, or both...oh boy here we go again. What a vicious cycle of LBA. Good Luck!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ltdstar Quote
Thats wat i have, sigma 24-60mm and sigma 70-200mm f2.8, although i still have my kit lens and tamron 70-300mm. There's a gap between 60-70mm but I can live w/ that...might have justify me getting the Voigt 58mm and Pentax 77mm (and awaiting Samyang 85mm) but not really its already covered in the zooms... Now what I really need is a wide angle zoom or prime, or both...oh boy here we go again. What a vicious cycle of LBA. Good Luck!!!
just add the sigma 10-20 try to keep it all in the family as it were

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Keep the best ones.
way to go.
Keep those lenses which you were happy with, if ones gave you better images then others, keep them....
BR
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